Whenever I right-click a folder Windows Explorer's navigation pane, Windows Explorer would crash and restart. From web searching, I learned to use ShellExView to find shell extension that was responsible. From a process of elimination, I found that disabling
the following shell extension fixed the problem:
Extension Name: NVIDIA CPL Context Menu Extension
Type: Context Menu
Description: NVIDIA Display Shell Extension
Product Name: NVIDIA Shell Extensions
Company: NVIDIA Corporation
File Extensions: Directory\Background
I'm sure that it isn't the only extension that causes this problem, but hopefully, this helps someone.
Note that the online info suggests only examining shell extensions that are not from microsoft. That's what I did. I found that it helped to sort the shell extensions by Company.